Then I get this message about Barn Quilts.
Facebook is really good about putting things on your newsfeed that correlates with your interest.
It didn't provide me with what I wanted to know, it was a link to buy a subscription to a quilters magazine. It wouldn't let me click on any article without a subscription, so I closed that window, and opened a door, GOOGLE!
Beautiful hand painted barn quilts for sale. Bring a part of our history home with you to enjoy for many years. Customized barn quilts for sale.
So I clicked on it.
All I needed to know was on the first page. It's been a tradition since the mid-1800. Reading this...
...she suggested that a "sampler" of twenty quilt squares could be created along a driving trail that would invite visitors to travel through the countryside."
It was similar to what our friends had said, only it was about a different lady, the one who began the Quilt Trail. It also included doing something me and hubby have done for 43 years, a drive through the countryside!
I then GOOGLED Barn Quilt Trail and found a map.
In California, six counties have a quilt trail. All of them are in the area we love visiting. After all, that is where we began this journey 43 years ago.
I'm going to have to create a folder for all the ones we could possibly find along our journey. There are maps for most, and anywhere from a dozen or two in places like Loomis, Sierra Valley, Quincy, Placerville, Camino, Pollock Pines, to name a few.
There are over 100 in Lake County alone!
Here are a few of the ones I captured during our last trip to Lake County...
|I was actually taking a picture of my favorite word.|
It just so happened a square was on the building behind it
We are looking forward to finding many more on our annual visit up.